UNSC holds meeting over missing persons in Syria

NEW YORK, UN Security Council (UNSC) will hold later Wednesday a meeting over the missing persons in the ongoing Syrian conflict.

The US, who proposed the session in the first place, have joined the meeting alongside eight members of the UNSC; Kuwait, Belgium, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Peru, Poland and the UK.

The meeting will focus mainly on the issue of missing persons in armed conflicts in Syrian, in which Undersecretary General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo, and other senior officials will make their statements to the Security Council.

The Undersecretary have started this initiative against the violence last March, emphasizing the continuous struggle of the Syrian people.

In this meeting, she seeks to find ways to free confined people, saying that this will boost hope and gain trust of the people by creating a new and Syria, especially those who seek to return.

Some Council Members would remind the attendance with resolution 2474 that was set by Kuwait last June, and emphasizes protecting civilians in armed conflict, which stipulates “importance of addressing the root causes of armed conflicts to achieve sustainable peace and security, by dialogue, mediation, consultations and political negotiations to bridge differences and to end conflicts.” Since the beginning of his mandate, Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen gave priority in the meetings of the Council to taking all tangible measures for confined and kidnapped people of Syria, but there have been no shown progress in that matter ever since.

Source: Kuwait News Agency